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About Me

25 years of software development experience
MBA in CIS and Marketing
Business Entrepreneur

My website links:
The Szabos Family Website


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I'm passionate about

Technology Development and Application
Freedom of and from Religion
Justice in Government
Personal Liberty and Responsibility
Space Exploration and Development
Microbiology
Racquetball

An idea worth spreading

Personal responsibility is the solution for most of the worlds problems. Parents hold most of the responsibility and too many discard their responsibilities on the rest of society. An ill-raised child is more dangerous than any weapon. A properly raised child is a light to the world.
My hope is that science and technology will shine the light of truth ever brighter into the human world, and elevate it to fantastic heights.

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My TED Story

I am a US citizen and resident in the Atlanta area, the son of a Hungarian Immigrant who escaped from the 1957 revolution. It is a shame to see those tragedies and horrors being repeated in these modern times, in Venezuela, Cuba and by leftist politicians.

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    A reply on Talk: Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

    Dec 17 2014: I like having a civilized comparison of ideas too and my goal is to learn and champion the ideas that make life better for all. No offense intended, but the ideas that you are advocating do not address the insights and larger perspective that Dr. Pinker points out so well. The view you espoused also leads people backwards to many evils that technology solved.

    I suspect that your concern is more about ethics than technology. TED.com has several talks on that combination, and I think you'll find that technology itself helps make the application of technology more ethical. For example, YouTube, smart phones and personal cameras lead to more justice and education around the world.

    There are many definitions of technology, but the scholars I've seen show that there is no clear line between from everything from a spear, to a cane to advanced medicine. Technology builds on itself and there is an entire interdependent spectrum of applications and uses.

    In regard to being "beyond the average group", I see technology empowering individuals more than ever. The average child in the 3rd world has access to more information faster than President Bill Clinton had, thanks to smart phones and the rise of technology. Sure, there are bad things happening. When you look at the scope of history and humanity, the trend is clear. Humanity is getting better every day, thanks to technology. If you still have a different view, I would love to see the evidence or ideas that I might be missing.
  • A reply on Talk: Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

    Dec 16 2014: Sorry, but that is a terribly naive view of the world. The "nature" that you are romanticizing about comes with wild animals that would eat your children alive because they could not run as fast as you. Nature is literally heartless and can be extremely cruel to the innocent. Just watch a pack of wild dogs distract a mother so the others can feed on its child, and you'll see a little of what "nature" is capable of. This kind of thing still occasionally happens to humans, but was normal when humans lived without technology. I thank goodness every day for technology and the way it enabled us to deal with nature. From the very first stick and spear, I see that technology has made humanity better, and it keeps on getting better. I recommend you watch Dr. Steven Pinker's TED talk on the myths of violence.
  • A reply on Talk: Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

    Dec 15 2014: What do you mean by "How bad it has become"? Every indication I've seen is showing that the world is getting better for more and more people, thanks to Technology. Yet, you described technology as being a "the source of our big problems". That seems like an awfully myopic view IMO. Utter disregard for the benefits that technology has provided in every aspect (food, clothing, shelter, etc)
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    A reply on Talk: Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

    Dec 15 2014: Do you feel any sense of irony as you use countless layers of technology to communicate your view of technology?
  • A reply on Talk: Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

    Jul 3 2014: The topics you are bringing up are too broad to discuss generally, especially here. I am giving the author credit that he was intellectually able to craft a relevant title. It is easy enough to do so, and important when we are talking about indexes and measures. I've done enough diligence to see that the top countries on his list follow a pattern of a certain political agenda, which is not in line with the weight of the Nobel science dimension that I voiced my opinion about. Scientific productivity should carry a more important weight than political agenda IMHO.
  • A reply on Talk: Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

    Jul 3 2014: Those are considerable points, but I think they are off topic. The title of the talk here is "Which country does the most good?" If the topic included population size, we'd have to consider that the US only has 5% of the world population and most of the Nobel prizes. In any case, I think there are bigger problems with his chart. It is framed in the bias of a political consultant. The top 10 countries on his list are basically the top 10 consumers of political consultants.
  • A reply on Talk: Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

    Jul 3 2014: I don't see how the goodness that one country does for the rest of the world matters per capita, especially with science. Science is useful no matter how many people were involved in producing it. The title of this talk is a country-based comparison, not population. Probably because the political consultants who put it together have that bias.
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    A reply on Talk: Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

    Jul 2 2014: Great point. I would weigh the Nobel prizes highly as well, specifically the Science ones since they are universal. The Peace Prizes need to be subtracted out.
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    A comment on Talk: Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

    Jun 14 2011: This work is great, but the presentation is misleading especially with Luke at the end. The fact that Luke received "an engineered bladder" is glossed over after the printed "kidney structure" is presented. I hope that this misleading sequence was not done deliberately. The presentation has somewhat of a marketing style to it, which concerns me. I realize that this may have been done for fundraising purposes, but the facts are amazing in of themselves and more care should be taken to ensure against misrepresentation.
  • A comment on Talk: Sean Carroll: Distant time and the hint of a multiverse

    May 30 2011: The term MULTI-verse seems like an oxymoron, and/or a marketing gimmick . The universe or cosmos means everything ! E,v,e,r,y,t,h,i,n,g ! Our universe might very well have 'bubbles', in which we live in one bubble. We didn't redefine the term universe when we discovered that there was much more beyond the milky-way, so it seems pretty egotistical do so now.
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